any of several small terrestrial doves of the warmer parts of the Americas, especially Columbina passerina.
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How to use ground dove in a sentence
It is not an uncommon species along our Mexican border, but is not nearly as abundant as is the ground dove.The Bird Book | Chester A. Reed
On the basis of our observations at Guam, I would say that the name "ground dove" for the bird at Guam is not descriptive.The Avifauna of Micronesia, Volume 3 | Rollin H. Baker
In contrast, the ground dove at Guam may select a nesting site considerably higher in the tree.The Avifauna of Micronesia, Volume 3 | Rollin H. Baker
Except the southern little ground dove, this is our only Dove.What Bird is That? | Frank M. Chapman